Two student-curated exhibits at the Binghamton University Art Museum feature materials from the Binghamton University Libraries’ Special Collections.
The exhibits are:
The Civil War: Images of Ruin, curated by graduate students from the Departments of History and Art History, which includes several issues of Harper’s Weekly held by Special Collections from the years 1862, 1863 & 1865. These issues include images taken by Mathew B. Brady an American photographer best known for his scenes of the Civil War. Brady’s use of a mobile studio and darkroom enabled vivid battlefield photographs that brought home the reality of war to the public.
The Multi-Modernist Tilly Losch: Dancer, Actress & Artist, Curated by Kara Lynn Nandin ’15, which features several portrait photographs of Tilly Losch that are held in Special Collections, including one by American visual artist, Man Ray, and a photograph taken by the noted Austrian-born American photographer, Trude Fleischmann.